Worried about your memory?
Everyone forgets things from time to time, but the memory loss associated with dementia is different. Significant changes in memory are not normal at any age and should be investigated by a doctor as soon as possible.
An encephalopathy refers to any disturbance of the brain's functioning that leads to problems like confusion and memory loss. Read more here.
Helping someone with longer term confusion
Trusted information about helping someone with longer term confusion.
Trusted information about memory disorders from leading Australian health organisations, including links to content on memory loss and amnesia.
Memory aids in the home and dementia
Trusted information about dementia and memory aids in the home, including how to help the person with dementia feel safe, comfortable and independent
Amnesia is loss of memory that is usually temporary but can sometimes be permanent. Learn more about what it is, causes and ways to live with amnesia.
Is 'baby brain' real?
Researchers at Deakin University who investigated 'baby brain' found that cognitive function and memory are affected in the third trimester of pregnancy.
Dementia and driving
Dementia can affect your memory, concentration, judgement and vision, which makes driving a car difficult. Learn more about dementia and driving, and when you may need to stop.
Dementia – an overview
Dementia is an umbrella term that refers to symptoms caused by changes in the functioning of the brain that affect memory, personality and behaviour.
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
Someone with PTSD experiences long-term fear, anxiety and memories of trauma that interfere with their ability to function.